Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GigOptix ramps new 28Gbps modulator GX6262 driver for 40G and 100G apps to production

OFC/NFOEC 2012, SAN JOSE, USA: GigOptix Inc., a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, announced that it has received a production order for its GX6262, a 28Gbps Mach Zehnder Modulator (MZM) driver designed for metro and long-haul optical transmitters for use in a Tier 1 telecom 40G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networking system. Based on current orders and forecast, GigOptix expects to ship more than $1 million in revenue in 2012 from this product.

GigOptix's GX6262 driver is a high performance 28Gbps differential driver capable of more than 7Vpp differential output for use in driving 40G differential DQPSK InP modulators as well as 100G Dual Polarity Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DP-QPSK) and 100G Optical Duobinary (ODB) modulators. The devices feature: low RMS jitter degradation; an adjustable eye crossing point and low power consumption of 2.7W while driving 7Vpp output voltage.

“We are very excited about the fast adoption of our GX6262 by one of our Tier 1 customers; we developed the solution in close cooperation with the customer to be fully compliant with their requirements. The fast production ramp validates GigOptix’s core strategy of customer driven product development,” commented Andrea Betti-Berutto, CTO of GigOptix.

“The device is now actively being designed in to other customers 40G systems. Ovum in a recent market report expects the 100G market to grow by 107 percent CAGR and the 40G market to grow by more than 40 percent CAGR. Moreover, these systems are addressing the exploding bandwidth demands created by the mass adoption of cloud based services, smartphones and tablets by consumers. We believe that GigOptix is well positioned with a full portfolio of 100G and 40G drivers, modulators and Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA) to a leading component supplier in the high growth 100G and 40G markets.”

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